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TWTD Archive – February 15, 1997

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Originally broadcast on WNIB
Saturday, February 15, 1997

JACK BENNY PROGRAM (4-3-55) Excerpt featuring Frank Nelson as a missing persons police officer.

JACK BENNY PROGRAM (1-30-49) Don Wilson still hasn’t signed his new contract with Jack. Jack attends a meeting of the Beverly Hills Beavers. Second of three related programs. The third program in this sequence will be broadcast on the TWTD March 8 broadcast.

JACK BENNY PROGRAM (1-23-55) Excerpt featuring Frank Nelson as a waiter.

LUX RADIO THEATRE (2-15-37) “Brewster’s Millions” starring Jack Benny and Mary Livingstone, in the comedy about a man who must spend a small fortune to inherit a larger one.

EDDIE CANTOR SHOW (1-30-47) Eddie’s about to celebrate his 55th birthday and to celebrate the occasion, he wants to borrow some money from guest Jack Benny in order to start a new radio network. Other guests are Ralph Edwards and Peter Lind Hayes.

MAIL CALL #135 (1945) Jack Benny is joined b y a bevy of Hollywood beauties in this broadcast for military audiences: Claudette Colbert, Jinx Falkenberg, Jeanne Crain. Jack tries to get a date to go with him to the premiere of his film, “The Horn Blows at Midnight.”  Cast includes Frank Nelson as a taxi driver.